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9093 – Wednesday

Downright warm today at 61F. I really didn’t even need to wear a jacket today.

I like the word folderol.

I still have a little trouble understanding how Aflac or similar programs could be beneficial to me over and above my other health insurance… it doesn’t seem like it’s of much utility to my situation, but perhaps I’m mistaken. I don’t know it it’s me, or if the folks explaining it sort of missed my personal buttons. (Most of the talk sounded a bit like standard insurance fear-mongering.) The whole medical / insurance system really gets my goat sometimes – there’s always a feel of a protection racket itching in the back of my skull.

Heard through the grapevine that my ex’s home went into foreclosure. I pity her, but I don’t know the whole situation. I hope that she and her family find a good place to crash and get cover… seems like a heck of a thing to happen at Christmas.

Thinking good thoughts about BHK today. She has been working very hard for quite some time on multiple difficult projects. Digging up old records is tough … the chain of information is full of weak links. I remember how annoying it was just to shift information between Comcast and Verizon – slip that same information between state and federal agencies, and it only adds to the mountain of paperwork, receipt of careless service and red tape.

I have the urge to map out my office building (at least the floor I’m on), our house in North Beach, and maybe some of WMATA in a fps engine like counterstrike or half-life, just to do it. Home wouldn’t be a huge undertaking, and I have the layout of the tower… but the subway might be tricky. Given the huge number of mods out there already, it wouldn’t surprise me if it already existed in some rippable form.

I wanted my own radio station when I was in High school… call letters WMBT – wombat radio.

After work, we visited the in-laws for a bit…. watched The Santa Clause. It’s sort of nice to have fun family nearby. Nobody else had seen the film, which was received well enough.

1 year ago – christin reviews eragon, my Xmas stocking, got a train to put under the tree. (Larry gave me some track extension this year!)
pictures taken – more xmas tree

2 years ago – pizza and narnia, santa poll, lenses, feliz navidad, cousin billy, clydee card, walkies pix

3 years ago – damned don’t dance, Mel’s Gramma, shopping, vote switch software, Hardee’s Monster thickburger, UFO theme popular, Gigantor

4 years ago – sleepyhead , mugger caught on lj audio, Epipelagic and Mesopelagic Animals, misc

5 years ago – Newt with his feet up, Froogle gets rolling, VB memos, given serious sam by msk

6 years ago – Linus Recounts the reason for Christmas, segway thoughts

7 years ago – Hell week day 2, the psychic, longfellow Geotarget

8940 – Tuesday

Hm… some more good reviews on the DC to NYC bus – I wonder how much cheaper it is than the speedy-train?

BHK talked to PG county’s Sheriff’s Internal Affairs about the car chase a little while back. I’ll be interested to see what comes of it – I only wish I would’ve been home with her at the time.

Treat from BHK! Yum. Tastes great,
looks far too brown for human consumption.


Found out yesterday that someone I used to know very well is very deep in debt. I wonder what happened? I probably really don’t want to know.

We haven’t seen Louise for a month… I wonder where she’s been?

Flying_blind has a better entry about the ljopoly board and a lot of the recent drama – than I would make, so here’s a link.

I’m backing up my LJ pretty much once a week, just so I have a copy for when either inclination or necessity require me to put my stuff either on my own website, or transfer it to a different one. I suspect that neither will happen too soon, but it’s probably going to take place eventually.

Cruel 2 B Kind is a game of benevolent assassination.

At the beginning of the game, you and a partner-in-crime are assigned a secret weapon. To onlookers, it will seem like a random act of kindness. But to a select group of other players, the seemingly benevolent gesture is a deadly maneuver that will bring them to their knees.

Some players will be slain by a serenade. Others will be killed by a compliment. You and your partner might be taken down by an innocent group cheer.

You will be given no information about your targets. No name, no photo, nothing but the guarantee that they will remain within the outdoor game boundaries during the designated playing time. Anyone you encounter could be your target. The only way to find out is to attack them with your secret weapon.

Watch out: The hunter is also the hunted. At the beginning of the game, you and your partner will also be assigned your own secret weakness. Other pairs of players have been given your secret weakness as their secret weapon, and they’re coming to get you. Anything out of the ordinary you do to assassinate YOUR targets may reveal your own secret identity to the other players who want you dead.

1 year ago – finished pride & pred / monkey politics, Newt pic, kid rolling ajoint on the bus, solar powered sun bricks, firkin, 8500, flying model plane in miami, flight plans to maryland

2 years ago – deepest sender, jumping pictures, walkabout autostitch, mangrove tunnels

3 years ago – tmbg thoughts, sugar water vid, space issues, Rick James dead, Burpin’ at Newt, Magical Trevor, cocktail demons, nifty charts, Newt Videos, CoH Pix

4 years ago – Zombies, Army Men, mean cannibal pudding, time travel spam, vampire game, celeb phone calls, cej chat, bro request

5 years ago – Earth and Beyond Playtest, Kev & Bailey, fat parrots, french fry girl palm doodle

6 years ago – harried, inculpate, plane lands just down the road on andrews as a makeshift runway and kits my regular bus, wondering about lj’s image server (still not ready!), happy thoughts, magic can of soda

7 years ago – grumping, Space cowboys shows old man butts Geotarget

8083 – Tuesday… back to work. Bleh!

GeotargetIf you haven’t yet, please install this security fix.

The Dan-man and I went out to an all-you-dare-eat buffet for Sushi/Thai/Chinese, and it was actually quite good. Afterward, we swung by Crabby Jacks to solve his caffeine needs and Miranda got a pretty awesome tip ($5 after a bill for $0.69 – the coffee was free and I had a draft) – after we hung out a bit and chitty-chatted. I told him a bit about my beliefs regarding meeting someone for a lifelong commitment at this point (I suspect odds of meeting someone that I have chemistry with, a minimum of emotional baggage, and a mutual appreciation of one another to be very, very, very slim.) Explained to him why Magda wasn’t a viable option, though she and I did have a nice time together. I honestly don’t know if there are any wedding bells in my future, but If I were a betting man, I know that I’d opt for “not likely.” I know good couples are out there… Dave & Cathi / GrayPumpkin & Katt are two of the best examples of two pairings as well-suited for one another for life that I can think of.

In the last decade, I’ve had the following serious relationships:

Lees – 6 months
Eryn – 3 months
April – 4 months
Rachel – 6 months
CEJ – 2ish years, Almost 3 if you count on and off time
D – A bit over a year
Mel – 3 months
Magda – 5 months (9 minus the months where she was in Columbia)

Come to think of it, I don’t have any trouble getting dates… it’s the longevity that needs work. Breakups are fairly even, an assortment of reasons, from a lack of trust to a lack of interest.

Hair-wise, we’ve got a Blond x2, Brown x3, Black x2, and a Redhead
Tattoo-wise – 6 had ink.. some got it while I was with ’em.
Politics/Attitudes – Leftx2, Modx4, Rightx2
Readers – 4 yes, 4 no
eye color – Brown – 5 Hazel -1 Blue – 2
all were fairly chesty

I’ve been proposed to on two different occasions, and I honestly thought I’d end up with CEJ for life… she was the last one that gave me those sorts of feelings.

Looking back, I do pretty well, for a serial monogamist with no vehicle of his own.

Dan got me a few very nice gifts for Christmas…. No Software this year. A used book on dinosaurs, a new copy of Pratchett’s Last Hero, a t-shirt and a zip-up shirt (both too small, unfortunately), a carrying case for a digital camera/palmtop, and some jalepeno peanuts. We tried out the Peking House restauant, but it had a bad vibe, so we went to the one we’re more fond of dining at.

Moment of Lyric – mp3 / flash video (Here’s his LJ, by the way – trapezzoid)

6938 – Cellular, Modular, Interactive-odular!

Happy Birthday, Shah-Hala!!

Happy Birthday!
Her birth was a great present to us all. Many thanks to her parents!!

Something she’d like, I’m sure – murder scenes scaled to dollhouse size, used to teach forensic science in the ’40s.

It's the Gray Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!Gray Pumpkin forwarded a link to me about Mary-Sues (the phenomenon where an author somewhat unwittingly makes a character in their story who is basically the author, or an idealized/fantasy version of the author.)

The Original Fiction Mary-Sue Litmus Test

We were both reminded of a person in our old group who hit almost all of these points with her fiction.

Went out with Danny last night to Ugly Tuna Saloona. We didn’t have the interest or time for a movie, but we enjoyed the hangout quite a lot… its a quiet joint in the early evening, and the servers were very attentive. (We had the same server we had last time, and I think that we were remembered from our last visit about a month ago.) I think we’ve found a new hangout! We still need to check out the new casino.

Big Kahuna called right as we were sitting down … she wanted me to go back to the office and burn a cd, but fortunately it can wait until this morning.

I do my follow-up presentation at Kiwanis today, too.

Kansas City WorldskippersSite Meter

The FDA approved an implantable computer chip for use in humans.


6898 – Status report

Ok, let’s see.

All the Libras in the house go “whoop-whoop!”

In the days and weeks ahead I’ve got some biggies in my life- (in order of bdays)

Kev, Bro, Newt, Hala.

Kev’s Easy. Sci-fi, Pizza, and good wishes. Maybe some emulated Atari ST games. Star Glider, and Battle of Britain are sure to please.

I’ll probably get Bro a game or two to play on his X-Box, and take him to a movie/dinner.

Newt… every day is that little goober’s birthday. A cardboard box filled with paperwads will make him a happy-happy camper.

Not telling what Hala’s getting, in case of snoop-a-doop.

Only 5 more months until my birfday!

Got my packages into the mail, so goodies (and forwarded goodies) should be winging the way to points north as I type this.

Getting together with the Bro tomorrow for an early supper at Tokyo bowl…I figure we can get out convo caught up there over some California rolls and miso, or bean burritos and rice. I want to spend as much time with him as possible before he heads off.

Ol’ Network gave us some trouble today, right as I was setting up an email account.. I thought first that the pc was down, then the server.. it turned out internet was broken across the board. A mild setback and we were up and running in under an hour.

I had a nice email convo, and got to call Kev on the phone to ask for him to donate some hardware, software and license stuff to ACIM, and also make a tentative appointment for a get together at IHOP for some tasty nighttime breakfast.

Putting a lot of our donated art stuff from Las Olas on eBay, and tracking that is going to be a daily fun stop

for Kat – (since I can’t seem to sign comments at Enigma) The Billboard website. Look at the Charts on the left. Albums, for example.

Today’s eats –

Water: 6 Veg/Fruit: 4 Milk: 0
Points: 34.9 Adj: 0 Act: 0.0 Rem: -0.9
Bank: 33.3 Adj: 0
Bank Max: 35 Point: 0 Act: 0
Bank Method: Start on Monday
Vitamins: Yes

Breakfast: 8.0 points
8.0: Croissan’wich w/ Egg & Cheese

Lunch: 6.5 points
5.5: BK Veggie Burger w/o Reduced Fat Mayo
0.0: Side salad
1.0: Kraft Fat Free Ranch dressing

Dinner: 13.5 points
3.1: Chik patties – morningstar
3.1: Chik patties – morningstar
1.4: Peas sweet; 1 can; solids & liquids
5.9: Veggie munchees -12

Snack: 6.9 points
4.8: ice cream ; low fat fudge ripple – 1 cup
2.1: Cereals; LC OATS 1 cup

Wow. Remember asking for a better vibe? It arrived. 🙂

A day of wonders and good cheer.

I can’t even remotely say how happy I am about the day’s events.

Talked to three cool people today; Danny at lunch, Ray after, and my sweetie after that. So nice!

Lunch with Danny was groovy… we had Thai (I had red curry tofu) , and a long rambling talk about assorted things…. my journal, his church, his 8-hour Saturday class, FAU’s horrible record-keeping and baurocratic system, my brother, gaming, There… and lots more. Gave Danny a stamp to put on his good student’s papers…”Double Happiness”

Double Happiness

Ack, photos didn’t come out from today very well. We went past a number of art galleries on Las Olas… some amazing sculptures in the windows there… sadly, the female forms made of chain and coins didn’t come out an auction house with tons of ivory had this cool dragon boat in the window… all hand carved. I don’t even want to know how much that much old ivory is costing.


f-in’ a, man. *snort*

She checks the pipe, while I tighten the lug nutsWeirdo dreams last night… I dreamt that I was a professional shopper.. one of those guys that goes to stores, buys something, and then appraises the salespeople. I was pretty nice overall, but got mad when a lady figured out who I was, and tried to bribe me with free hats.

Hmm.. I was hasty on judging the Newtcam dead… it looks ok this morn… I guess it’s just spotty. (I’m still getting a new one, soon.)

Egads! There’s a Cap’n Crunch and (even better) Jean La Foote action figure! I wonder if Jean’ll be at the toy fair this thanksgiving.

Regarding the picture… It’s my sweetheart and me working on the steam-powered battle tank… Let’s see the zombies get through this! Undead meanies… if there are any mummies, they’ll be dry enough to use for fuel!

The BBC has won a court case against the Metropolitan Police over the trademark of the TARDIS…er, police box.

office space quiz results

idea swiped wholesale from sweetalyssm …a good one, because I’ve been feeling a bit dark lately. I’m feeling lighter now.

Things about this day that gladdens the heart –

  1. Waking up slowly & feeling the world around me start to begin to live
  2. Hot shower
  3. Email from my sweetheart/ my hearing her voice in my mind as a result
  4. Popcorn scent
  5. Sounds of Newt licking a fresh ice cube
  6. Work Clothes coming off at the end of the day
  7. Nag champa smoke ribbons
  8. Cheddar Corn-curls

If Zombies walked the earth, I’d wear a helmet.

Erica came by tonight with Bailey, so that he and Dexter could run around and play, while she caught us up on what’s new in her life… work/school/dance pretty much. She mentioned that she’s looking for an after-hours job…I don’t know how she can handle that sort of workload… you’d think that she’d like four free hours a week to rest and recover. I suspect that she’s tight for money right now, though.

Picture of Dexter And Bailey tonight, after hours